Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy by Lily Gan - TP20230701MBCT

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Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy by Lily Gan - TP20230701MBCT

Break the cycle of anxiety, stress and unhappiness with MBCT, an evidence based course co-founded by Oxford University UK.

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Brahm Centre @ Tampines Blk 473 Tampines St 43 #01-94 Singapore, Singapore 520473 Singapore

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Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

"Thanks to the MBCT course, I now have a good relationship with my mother-in-law! It takes time, patience, consistent effort, and mindfulness to get to where we are now. I am very grateful!" - Carmen Sep-Oct 2021 course


Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) was designed in Oxford University to help people who suffer repeated bouts of depression and chronic unhappiness. It combines the ideas of cognitive therapy with meditative practices and attitudes based on the cultivation of mindfulness. The heart of this work lies in becoming acquainted with the modes of mind that often characterise mood disorders while simultaneously learning to develop a new relationship to them. MBCT was developed by Dr. Zindel Segal, Dr. Mark Williams and Dr. John Teasdale.

What are some of the benefits of this course?

  • Reduces anxiety & depression relapse
  • Enhances ability to cope effectively with stress
  • Improves well-being and sleep quality

In this course, we will investigate the following themes:

Session 1:Waking up from autopilot

Session 2: Another way of being

Session 3: Gathering the scattered mind

Session 4: Recognising reactivity

Session 5: Allowing and letting be

Session 6: Responding skilfully : thoughts are not facts

Session 7: How can I best take care of myself

Session 8: Mindfulness for life

What will this course include?

  • Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices (choice of sitting on a chair/cushion/yoga mat)
  • Highly participatory, group dialogue and discussions aimed at understanding our own mind patterns and habits
  • Daily mindfulness assignments
  • Downloadable daily practice audio files
  • Handouts will be given each session

Suitable for adults and teenagers 16 and above.


Saturday, 1 July - 2pm-4.30pm

Saturday, 8 July - 2pm-4.30pm

Saturday, 15 July - 2pm-4.30pm

Saturday, 22 July - 2pm-4.30pm

Saturday, 29 July - 2pm-4.30pm

Saturday, 5 August - 2pm-4.30pm

Saturday, 19 August - 2pm-4.30pm

Saturday, 26 August - 2pm-4.30pm


Brahm Centre @ Tampines


Sunday, 13 August - 9am-5pm at Brahm Centre @ Tampines


  • 8 sessions at Brahm Centre @ Tampines
  • 1 Full-day retreat at Brahm Centre @ Tampines

All sessions and retreat must be attended to receive a completion certificate

Course fee:

$550 | $110 for seniors eligible for National Silver Academy (NSA) subsidy*

*NSA subsidy is for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents aged 50 and above.

In addition to the NSA subsidy, course fee may be offset by SkillsFuture Credit (SFC).

Payment Procedure:

1) Upon registration, course participants are to make payment for the course through Brahm Centre’s Eventbrite page.

2) Participants have to claim with SFC before the course start date through the SkillsFuture portal, https://www.myskillsfuture.gov.sg/content/portal/en/index.html

3) Brahm Centre will reimburse the amount that is successfully claimed upon receipt of the funds from SFC. This procedure can take up to 8 weeks from the course start date.


· Please take note that payments for courses are non-refundable.

· Do ensure that you are able to attend the first session of the course before registering for the course as you will not be allowed to continue with the course should you miss the first session.

· Request for transfers or make up-classes for selected mindfulness courses are subjected to availability and fees of $30 for the transfer of the whole course and $10 for every request to make-up classes are applicable.

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Trainer Bio:

Lily Gan is a senior Mindfulness Trainer in Brahm Centre since 2018. She has been a mindfulness practitioner from 2015 and has been teaching the Mindfulness Foundation Course in both English and Chinese languages. In Mar 2022, she completed her 1 year teacher training on Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT-L) at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre, UK.

Lily is also a senior counsellor at Brahm Centre, having graduated with a Masters of Social Science (Counselling & Psychotherapy) from Edith Cowen University, Australia in 2011. She applies mindfulness as an essential modality in her counselling sessions. She has many years of experience counselling clients, especially those experiencing anxiety and depression symptoms.

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